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 Adding a Root Site

 Deleting a Root Site

 Site History - VIDEO

 Viewing Site History

Adding a Root Site

The Sites menu, located on the Navigation pane, is an important Facilities component as all cable and fiber in the database relates to a Site.  Administrators define the number of Site Levels, and their names, for example, Country, State, County, and City; Division, Brigade, Regiments, and Squadrons etc.  Site levels create a hierarchal relationship within Cairs.net. 

There are two different sites that can be added into the cairs.net database.  The highest or Root site is created first as the broadest level, allowing you to add sites underneath.  The next site type is the child.  This type can be either below a root or below another child.  When two child sites appear at the same level, they are referred to as peers.

Once sites are added, you can add your fiber and connections, buildings to a site and then connections into the building.

Adding a Root Site

1.    Click the Facilities menu.

2.    In the Navigation pane, click Sites.

3.    There are three ways to add a Root Site:

·         Within the toolbar directly above the Navigation pane, click the drop-down arrow next to New.  select Root Site.

·         Within the toolbar directly above the Navigation pane, click the Add Root Site button

·         Within the Actions pane, click the Add Root Site link.

4.   With either option, the General - Site window opens. Complete the following fields, (required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)):

·         Parent – this field remains blank.

! You will not have access to the Parent Site field when adding a Root Site. The root site is the highest level within your structure, and can contain both parent and child sites.

·         Site Level* – this field auto-populates with ‘1’ indicating the site you are adding is a root site.

·         Site Code – type the three-digit site code, often times, this is the abbreviation of the site name.

·         Site* – type the site name.

·         Resource Manager – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and select the resource manager associated with the site.

·         Site Description – type the site description.

·         Commanding Officer – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and select the commanding officer for the site.

·         Hide Site in Portal – click the box to insert a checkmark to indicate this site is not available within Subscriber Portal.

·         Call Pricing Group – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and select the call pricing group to associate to the site, this in turn, associates all accounts within the site to the call pricing group.

·         Site 911 Prefix – type the site prefix, this field will display when you run a 911 interface.

5.   Within the Actions ribbon group, click Save (to save and stay) to continue working with the root sites, or Save & Close (to save and exit) to return to the Sites list. 

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Deleting a Root Site

To delete a root site, you must first remove the child sites and any associated assignments. 

1.       Click the Facilities menu.

2.       In the Navigation pane, click Sites.

3.       The Sites list opens to the right.  Within the list, highlight the site to delete.  There are three ways to delete a site:

·         Within the tool bar directly above the Navigation pane, click the red X.

·         Click the Delete Site link within the Actions pane. 

·         Double click the site name to open the General Site window.  Within the Actions ribbon group, click the Delete button.

4.       Once you click Delete, a message box appears verifying that you really want to delete the site.  Click Yes to continue or No to cancel the operation.

5.       If there are any associations to the site, you must first re-assigned or delete them before you can continue.  A warning message appears notifying you that there is existing information associated to the site. 

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Site History - Video

Viewing Site History

1.     Click the Facilities menu.

2.     In the Navigation pane, click Sites.

3.     The Sites list opens. Within the list, double-click the site to view.

4.     Within the Show ribbon group, click the History button. The following read only information displays for each action performed on the set:

·         Action Name* – describes the completed action. For example, Add New Site or Update Site.

·         Custom Field Name – displays the field name of the modified information

·         Old Value – displays the old information

·         New Value – displays the new information

·         User Name -  displays the username of the person who completed the changes

·         Last Name/ First Name – displays the first and last name of the user who completed the action.

·         Activity Date* – displays the date the action was completed.

·         Source* – lists the computer’s IP address.

·         Work Order Number – displays the work order number for the order completed to make the changes, if applicable.

5.   Alternatively, you can click on the lower portion of the History button to access a menu, from the menu select Old History. The screen changes to display a list of all action taken on the site, to view more detail double click on the record.

A window opens with a more detailed description of the action. 

6.   Within the Action ribbon group, click the Close button to return to the site. 

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